Jonathan Compton

Jonathan Compton

Jonathan Compton


What they say

"... my first port of call and he is unfailingly helpful and very responsive. His empathy is appreciated in worrying situations."

Legal 500 2021

Jonathan is a Dispute Resolution and Litigation partner based in Guildford. He is qualified both as a barrister and a solicitor, with his experience as an advocate strongly underpinning his commercial litigation work and employment practice. His practice is both domestic and international, and involves advising private individuals and commercial organisations of all sizes.

Jonathan works across areas of commercial dispute resolution including banking and finance, regulatory and anti trust/competition practice.

He is accredited as an Arbitrator by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and also holds a master’s degree in competition law, a specialism greatly valued by many of the firm's commercial clients. 

Jonathan qualified as a solicitor in 1999.

Notable cases

  • Jonathan has two reported cases, Rexy Finance Limited v Morgan Stanley International and Close Brothers Limited v Ridsdale and others, both involving banking law. In the first case he acted for the Claimant customer (a company based in Singapore and involving aspects of Singaporean and Malaysian banking law), and in the second for the bank.
  • Recent high profile work includes advising in relation to professional negligence, banking law and advising in relation to the selling of interest rate hedging products and a multiparty competition law case involving an allegation of prohibited concerted practices within the UK.

Jonathan's memberships and associations

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration
  • Member of Hon. Soc. of Gray’s Inn

Personal Awards

Legal 500 2021 (UK Recommended Lawyer)
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